Saturday, 1st August
"One Of The Best Village Fayres In The Cotswolds"
As usual, there is always a large variety of stalls and attractions with fun for all the family. Proceeds go to the village church, village activities and local charities.
When Cold Aston Fayre was first started over 30 years ago, it was organised by the church as a way of augmenting funds. Over the years the Fayre has contributed to the renewal of the chancel and porch roofs and the refurbishment of the five bells. There is so much in the church to interest every visitor and we encourage people to spend some time there, where they can appreciate the wonderful and rich history of our beautiful Saxon, Norman and Tudor church.
We are holding the after party at the pub from 7:30pm onwards, £10/adult, £5/kid for food at the after party. Tickets on sale until 31st July
Saturday, 7th September
"One Of The Largest UK One-Day Agricultural Shows"
The 2013 Moreton Show is going to be a wonderful event for all the family and one we're sure you won't want to miss, so round up all your friends and family and come along on Saturday 7th September to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other.
You'll quickly discover there's far more to the Moreton Show than you imagined.
The Moreton Show is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.
The Show is held in a parkland setting with no permanent buildings, so is built up in the traditional way with marquees and hurdle pens giving a true country show atmosphere.
11th - 14th March 2014
"A true sporting high"
The Festival is the embodiment of everything that is great about Cheltenham. It is four days of atmosphere, anticipation and action, played out on a beautiful sporting arena that has no equal.
It features the best and the bravest horses and jockeys, nervous and excited trainers and owners, and a wide cast of human characters who come together every year determined to have the time of their lives. For racing's practitioners, Festival glory provides lifelong memories that will never fade and defines careers. Witness the sheer elation of winning connections as they return to the cheers of the crowd and you are seeing dreams fulfilled and years of planning and effort coming to fruition.
The Festival is one of those rare events that engages everyone who comes into contact with it, never failing to produce award-winning drama, enjoyment, camaraderie and sporting excellence in a cocktail for which no hangover cure is required. It truly is a life affirming four days.
7th - 11th May 2014
The Badminton Horse Trials is a three-day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Four Star **** events as classified by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), which takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England.
2014 dates tbc
"Fill charmed summer days & starry nights with your musical magical village green circus"
Toti and Nell Gifford started Giffords Circus in 2000. Their vision was of a miniature village green circus, packed, rowdy, glamorous - birds and horses and motorbikes bursting from a fluttering white tent - a show for rural families, farmers and filmstars.
Since 2000 the Giffords Circus company of painted wagons has toured the rural Southwest, moving every week, and entertained over 250,000 people.
Open every day until the 22nd December
"A total countryside experience in the heart of the Cotswolds"
From Gloucester cattle to Guernsey goats, Cotswold sheep to crested ducks, there's a rare breed for every week of the year. Animal audio tour, tractor school and farm safari ride. Touch barn, adventure playground, pets corner, daily demonstrations, gift shop and cafe.
Discover our Rare Breeds through History as you stroll the walkways surrounded by our fifty flocks and herds of farm animals. Enjoy our undercover facilities, Touch Barn, Fun Barn and Demonstration Barn. Help bottle feed the lambs and goat kids, hold a chick and experience our seasonal demonstrations, including lambing, shearing, milking and sheep pyramid.
With a passion for rare breed conservation, Joe Henson opened the Cotswold Farm Park in 1971. We have welcomed millions of happy visitors in the 39 years since opening. This family-run business is not to be missed.
Open daily (except Christmas day)
Birdland is set in woodland, river and gardens. This natural setting is inhabited by over 500 birds; Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat. Over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. The Tropical, Toucan and Desert Houses are home to the more delicate species.
Take time out to wander, relax and learn in this tranquil environment. There are large areas to picnic and watch the activities of the birds on and around the river Windrush as it meanders through the Park on its journey to the Thames.